An earned master's degree is required for entrance into this program that prepares
individuals to be instructional leaders in school buildings and district offices.
Candidates who complete the program's educational requirements and successfully pass
the School District Leader (SDL) leadership assessment administered by the New York
State Education Department (NYSED) are awarded the CAS in Educational Administration.
This CAS provides eligibility to successful candidates for the School Building Leader
(SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) administrative certifications issued by the
Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Our graduates are in high demand; many serve in school leadership positions throughout
western New York and the Southern Tier. Our program prepares effective leaders who
are reflective, critical thinkers and innovative pioneers who are prepared to support
teachers, students, families and systems. Principals, assistant principals, department
chairs, and grade-level coordinator positions require the School Building Leader (SBL)
certification. Superintendents, assistant superintendents, and numerous other central
office administrative positions require the School District Leader (SDL) Certification.
Our graduates are eligible to obtain both certifications through our course of study.